Candidates file to fill potential recall KID seats

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Five candidates have filed to run for Klamath Irrigation District board member positions… even though there aren’t any open positions… yet.   In the past few weeks… petitions have been submitted in an effort to recall three board members. An election on October 10th will determine whether Brent Cheyne and Ken Smith hold onto...
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Two men wanted in sex trafficking case

Portland, Ore.– The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating Aaron M. Barnes, age 33, and Kamau Curnal, age 28, as part of a sex trafficking investigation. A federal grand jury in Oregon has charged both men with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of transportation of a...
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Domestic violence deaths on the rise in Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– 24 Oregon women died at the hands of a partner or other family member in 2014… the latest year that numbers are available from the FBI as compiled by the Violence Policy Center. Overall… Oregon ranks 20th in the US in the rate of women who lose their life as a...
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State legislative candidates face-off in forum

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Five candidates are trying to earn your vote for two state legislative roles… and they’ll each take part in a forum tonight. Dennis Linthicum and Todd Kepple are competing for the role of Senator for District 28… while Jonah Hakanson… Werner Reschke… and Al Switzer are competing for the role of...
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Pierce takes heat following debate comments

Salem, Ore.– Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Bud Pierce is still taking heat over comments he made in a debate last week, saying that women and men who have an education and a good job are not susceptible to domestic abuse. He made the comments after Governor Kate Brown acknowledged being a victim of domestic abuse...
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Fire danger level lowered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Starting Tuesday morning… the South Central Oregon fire danger level lowers from HIGH to MODERATE thanks to a turn in the weather. The Industrial Fire Protection Level drops down to level one… allowing for firewood cutting after 1PM. Anyone using chainsaws or other power equipment to cut firewood is still responsible...
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Snow does not automatically mean studded tires are OK

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s snow in them hills… but don’t go putting on your studded tires on yet. Highways 140 and 97 have seen snow over the past few days, but Peter Murphy with the Oregon Department of Transportation says there are no plans to start the studded tire season early. Oregon drivers can begin putting...
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Gas prices defy annual trends

This is usually the time of year when gas prices start to drop as demand for fuel decreases and stations start selling cheaper winter blends of gasoline.   But Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy dot com says a decision by OPEC to reduce production has changed that.   “That has led to a big jump...
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Highway 58 Fatal Fuel Tanker Accident

Lakeview man dies in tanker truck accident

Oakridge, Ore.– A Lakeview man died Saturday night when the fuel truck he was driving crashed and burst into flames. Oregon State Police say 62-year old Kevin W. Smith was not able to get out of the cab of the truck when it overturned on Highway 58 late Saturday. The fire closed down the...
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PenAir takes off from Klamath airport this week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Runway is rolled out this week as the city of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, and the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport prepare for PenAir to go wings up on Wednesday. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be among those boarding the inaugural flight from Klamath Falls to Portland early Wednesday...
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